Blessed be the fruit: 'Handmaid's Tale' reaps 20 Emmy nods

This image released by Hulu shows Elisabeth Moss in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." Moss was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead a

This image released by Hulu shows Elisabeth Moss in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." Moss was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead a

This image released by Hulu shows Alexis Bledel in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." Bledel was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding suppo

This image released by Hulu shows Alexis Bledel in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." Bledel was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding suppo

This image released by Hulu shows Yvonne Strahovski in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." Strahovski was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstandi

This image released by Hulu shows Yvonne Strahovski in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." Strahovski was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstandi

This image released by Hulu shows Ann Dowd in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." Dowd was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding supporting a

This image released by Hulu shows Ann Dowd in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." Dowd was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding supporting a

If you haven't yet watched this week's roller-coaster finale of "The Handmaid's Tale," the show's creator has a suggestion.

Executive producer and writer Bruce Miller says audiences should get a "couple of bottles of Scotch" before watching the show. Miller joked about the finale, which has divided some fans, in an interview Thursday after "Handmaid's Tale" scored 20 Emmy Award nominations.

The finale is so intense, says actress Samira Wiley — who received a nomination for guest actress — that she hasn't watched it yet.

Wiley says she hopes the finale sets up the series to return for its third season, in her words, "with a bang."